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Wed. August 13, 2014 | Rodney Page | Email

Tom Beck, a former assistant coach for seven years at Seminole, has been named head baseball coach at Admiral Farragut. Beck, 52, takes over for Brian Cooke, who stepped down in July. Cooke was 5-52 in his three years at AFA.

“It’s going to be a challenge and that’s exactly why I took it,” Beck said. “I want to take a program like this and breathe some life into it.”

Beck was formerly a head baseball coach at New Providence High School in north New Jersey for 16 years. He also was an assistant coach at the school for nine seasons. Beck said he plans to start Sept. 1, and hopes to start middle school and varsity offseason training.

“I want to build this program organically, which means I want it to be home-grown athletes,” Beck said. “I want to find the kids who are maybe playing basketball or football right now and get them playing baseball.”

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